Becky Ann Chelf began working in the home design business over 40 years ago selling fabrics and wall coverings and helping with paint selections. She also has over 20 years of in-home design and furniture sales experience, fueled by her passion for creating happy, pleasant environments for her customers. Becky Ann has an art degree and enjoys painting and drawing, and became interested in home design during her years in school. "I love my job at Swann's Furniture & Design because it enables me to help people with all areas of their home".
Since 1995 Kevin Bryan has been merging form and function to create beautifully designed residential and commercial spaces for a range of clients in the Dallas and Denver areas. Kevin brings careful and thoughtful attention to all aspects of his work and he thinks outside the box, bringing a unique perspective to each new project.
Becky Jo Garrett began her career in design in 1983 at Ethan Allen where timeless and traditional sensibilities were her focus. In 1992, she joined Swann's Furniture & Design, then on Loop 323. With a truly eclectic and tasteful mixture of transitional, midcentury modern, Mediterranean, traditional, and everything in between, she found herself able to give her clients that special look they were seeking. Using practical yet innovative space planning, strategic 'pops' of color, and eclectic and functional design, she continues to work tirelessly to help her clients achieve their dreams!
Patricia Grelling has been a member of Swann's Furniture & Design team since 2004. She first began her professional passage by receiving her Bachelor of Arts degree in Interior Design followed by a Master's degree in Interdisciplinary Studies: Psychology, Sociology, and Communication. Patricia has adopted the Frank Lloyd Wright principle that "form follows function" and her goal is to assist customers in identifying specific pieces, or entire rooms that fit their personality and style, whether transitional, traditional, or eclectic. Patricia relishes in discovering what makes people feel ‘at home', which she finds essential in assisting with color, pattern, style, and arrangement. Patricia believes that each person is unique; therefore, so will the process of designing a room that is unique to them and reflects their personality.
Rebecca Jaquess has a residential planning degree from the Art Institute of Pittsburgh and almost a decade of experience in the furniture industry. Hailing from Oxford, Mississippi, where she served as both the Store Manager and the Visual Presentation Manager at Stash Home Store, Rebecca loves to combine styles and always adds a small unexpected twist to each design. Rebecca uses her passion for design, her technical training, and her many years of furniture industry experience to create a customized look to fit her client's individual needs and unique personalities. Her fun, energetic attitude allows her to dream with people and help make their spaces come to life.
Kathy Landry received her business degree from Baylor University in Marketing. While focusing her studies in business, she enjoyed elective courses in fashion and interior design. Upon graduating, Kathy went straight into the Dallas furniture business acquiring extensive training in sales, advertising, management, merchandising, and display and interior design. Kathy's designs incorporate elements of balance, color, texture, and form that produce a lasting impression. "The personalities and interests of my clients inspire me. I want a home to be a personal reflection of the life within that home."
Steve Legard has been helping families design their homes for over 23 years. Steve graduated from Stephen F. Austin University with a major in Marketing and a minor in Management. This has allowed him to understand and achieve his clients' design goals, assessing every unique project with their needs in mind. His excitement for design is unparalleled; he loves seeing furnishings come to life in your home. From designing quality furniture that will last years to come, to fitting clients with the perfect mattress, Steve can help you create a beautiful, comfortable home.
I believe a person's home should reflect their individual personality and lifestyle. My role, as a designer, is to use my knowledge and experience to help clients achieve a positive and successful result in creating their home environment.
Mark is a graduate of Bauder Art College in Arlington Texas. With over 30 years in the design world, he began his career working with top designers in Fort Worth, Texas on high-end residential projects. He gained vast experience on practical applications as well as all aspects of the design process, specifically drafting and space planning. Mark designed award-winning residential interiors, delivery both the desired aesthetics and practicality.
Mark enjoys spending time with family, being outdoors gardening, and always enjoys time at the beach.
Desiree has been working in the design industry for over 12 years. Beginning by attending the Fashion Institute of Design & Merchandising in Downtown Los Angeles. She has a unique eye with vast experience in modern design with an emphasis on organic raw materials. Desiree's ability to elevate any space, has given her the opportunity to design everything from commercial spaces, celebrity homes, to new construction. She is also the Co-Founder and Creative Director of 24 Karrots Cafe in Kilgore, Texas.
Allison Hudgens is a graduate of Baylor University and has been pursuing her passion for interior design for the past 25 years. Prior to joining Swann’s, she was an associate with her family-owned design firm, Grieswell & Grieswell Interior Design Group. Allison is vastly experienced in every aspect of design - from window treatments to remodels and new construction - working with homebuilders, homeowners, and clients that need beautiful home furnishings. As an interior designer, Allison assists clients in achieving their dream spaces by seeing projects through from start to finish and paying close attention to detail while assisting them in achieving their desired results. Allison understands that each of her clients has their own individual style and design tastes, and she enjoys assisting them in making their homes unique and special.
Brenda Caldwell holds a Bachelor of Fine Arts in Interior Design from Texas Woman's University. Brenda has successfully designed and completed commercial, multi-family, senior living, and residential interior projects utilizing her exceptional space planning and color coordination skills. At Electronic Data Systems in Dallas, Brenda completed complex commercial projects and comprehensive senior living projects such as Lakeview at Josey Ranch Independent Living in Carrolton. Brenda later focused on residential design with Arizona Tile and American Legend Homes (ALH) assisting homeowners with interior selections. As a result of her expertise, Brenda was offered the opportunity to design a beautiful satellite Design Gallery located in the Belclaire Model home in Prosper, Texas, specifically serving clientele purchasing ALH homes in the northern communities of Dallas.
Melanie began working at Swann's Furniture & Design when it was on Loop 323, and absolutely loves interior design. She is creative and dynamic and really enjoys helping her clients create a home that mirrors their goals and their unique style. Her specialties include the best use of space and color or texture, and building a space that is both functional and interesting. Melanie believes in the individuality of every person and loves to help people create a room, or a home, that reflects each personality.
Ronda Blalock has actively helped families with their interior design dreams for over 36 years. Ronda received her Bachelor of Fine Arts in Interior Design from Stephen F. Austin State University and began working with both residential and commercial clients. Ronda, a native of Tyler, has been with Swann's Furniture & Design for over 19 years. Delighting clients from East Texas, Colorado, Honduras, and beyond, from simple garden homes to private islands, Ronda enthusiastically guides others in making their vision for their homes come true.
Angie Tellman has an unwavering passion for Interior Design. From a young age, it was evident that she would need to create. For many years, Angie consulted with friends in designing their homes. Today, she combines her pastime and artistic prowess in assisting clients with home furnishings that result in warm, sophisticated spaces unique to each individual client. From farmhouse to beach home, Angie can create a home that stylishly meets function and personal taste blending styles, fabrics, and color to create timeless living spaces.
Are you wondering where to begin with your next home design project? Look no further. You will be in great hands working alongside Tricia Hestand. With over twenty years of experience and dedication in the furniture industry; she has the experience and knowledge to help you tackle the sometimes-daunting task of searching for the perfect piece for your space. Tricia has worked closely with many designers throughout her career and has an eye for creating beautiful and innovative atmospheres for people to live and work in. No matter how big or small your next project might be, let Tricia ease your mind by helping you choose the best options available for you. Come in and enjoy effortlessly designing your next space.